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London's Contemporary Architecture

An Explorer's Guide, 6th Edition

By Ken Allinson, Victoria Thornton


346 pages | 1286 Color Illus.

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London is a living architectural exhibition. This tried and trusted portable guide will help you to find your way around one of the world’s most exciting cities, offering architectural experiences and insights into London’s finest contemporary architecture.

  • features more than 400 buildings including key venues from the 2012 Olympic Park
  • provides a superb full colour photographic record of the capital
  • aids navigation of the city’s greatest architectural sights with a clear map-based format
  • considers each district in turn, identifying the buildings most worthwhile visiting, and providing essential information and insights into each
  • includes a large scale, portable, lightweight map, for use when walking the tours

Jam packed with the author’s intimate architectural experience and knowledge of London’s buildings, the accompanying commentary is both lively and entertaining, providing all the information that any architectural explorer will need to appreciate and experience London’s contemporary architecture.

Table of Contents

Using the Guide A Patterned Metropolis A Contemporary Context Indicative Changes The City London’s Historic Core Around St Paul’s Wood Street to The Barbican Bank to the River Thames Lloyds to the River Thames City North East Shoreditch and Hoxton City North West to the River Thames The City: Southern Perimeter East Central Wapping, Isle of Dogs, Greenwich and Surrey Quays The Royal Docks Hoxton and Stratford Barking Central The West End West End (WEA) West End (WEB) North Central West Central South Central South West off map Index of Architects and Buildings.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / History / General